Jan 13, 2024

Extra Yard for Teachers

Extra Yard for Teachers

Florida Citrus Sports announced a partnership with the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation in December 2015 that has resulted in the funding of classroom project requests for public schools in the neighborhoods surrounding Camping World Stadium. Orlando became the sixth city, and the first outside of the “New Year’s Six” bowl host cities, to partner with the CFP Foundation. Learn More »

Since 2019, Florida Citrus Sports and the CFP Foundation have combined to support nearly 1,000 projects totaling more than $300,000 using the DonorsChoose platform, which vets each project, elicits matching donations and ships the funded resources directly to impacted classrooms.

In addition to continued funding of classroom projects, local teachers have also been recognized on the field at Florida Citrus Sports-hosted football games and surprised with lunch and grants during Extra Yard for Teachers Week each September. Learn More »

November, 2023 — Florida Citrus Sports and the College Football Playoff Foundation teamed up to provide Clay Springs Elementary with a $10,000 DonorsChoose flash funding grant to support classroom projects on the Orange County campus this school year.

Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan joined Orange County District 2 Commissioner Christine Moore, Orange County Public Schools District 7 Board Member Melissa Byrd, OCPS Chief of Staff Dr. Bridget Williams, Clay Springs principal Rebecca McDaid and several members of McDaid’s team to present a commemorative check on campus earlier this week. The grant is part of a $60,000 overall commitment to local schools announced at the Camping World Kickoff on Sept. 3. Learn More »

September, 2023 — The College Football Playoff Foundation (CFPF), Florida Citrus Sports (FCS), and Lift Orlando unveiled an Extra Yard Makeover at Orange Center Elementary in Orlando today. Part of the 2023 Big 12 Homecoming tour to welcome UCF Athletics to the conference, the new STEM center will impact students in the Communities of West Lakes surrounding Camping World Stadium for years to come. Learn More »

“Support like this means so much,” said Byrd, who represents Clay Springs on the OCPS board. “Our teachers come to work every day with so much passion in their hearts and so many things they want to do, but funding is limited, as it always is with public schools. So, for them to be granted the opportunity to invest in programs they want to provide for their students, it’s a tremendous honor and gift.”

“As a school, we are here to partner with the community and partner with families to educate our students,” McDaid added. “The families are our students’ first and best teachers, but we are always grateful for the support of our community, because it really does take a village.”

August, 2019 — The College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation and Florida Citrus Sports (FCS) announced the launch of a significant initiative to support Orlando teachers with a joint investment of a minimum of $1 million over the next five years to fund mutually-agreeable projects designed to support teachers and positive student environment. These projects will take place within the footprint of Lift Orlando, a non-profit organization of local business leaders partnering with residents for neighborhood revitalization focused on affordable housing, cradle to career education, health and wellness, and economic viability in the communities surrounding Camping World Stadium.

The initiative extended an already strong partnership between the CFP Foundation and FCS. The two entities have a highly successful history of matching investments to support education as part of Lift Orlando. These investments include the support of early learning opportunities and classroom resources where the needs are the highest. Learn More »

August, 2019 — Florida Citrus Sports, the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation and Fun Spot America are teaming up with DonorsChoose.org to invest $100,000 to support classroom projects in Central Florida, Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan announced Tuesday.

The combined investment includes a $25,000 commitment from Florida Citrus Sports, $25,000 from Extra Yard for Teachers — the primary cause platform of the CFP Foundation — and a matching $50,000 donation from Fun Spot in conjunction with its Golden Rule Day promotion. Learn More »


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